Alternate Book Report: Facebook Account
Introduction: Many students have social media such as Facebook or instagram so I wanted to connect their school work with something that they enjoy doing on their own time. The assignment would require for students to use their knowledge of Facebook and of their assigned book to create a fictional account of their character of choice and use the page to tell their story.
Instructions to Students:
Create a Facebook account to illustrate a character from the book Maus. I have created an account on Farcebook.us and will provide you with the code to make your own page of the character you’ve selected.
Include in your Farcebook/Facebook account:
- A picture of the main character and include all of his information on his page account.
- In the about me section, provide an in depth summary about the character’s journey.
- Please provide at least a quote.
- Provide images.
- Be creative, make inferences on the character base on his action in the story.
Assessment rubric (15 pts total):
o Mention the book on the page account (1pt)
o Character basic information (1-3pts)
o A least a quote from the book (1-3pts)
o Plot summary (1-4pts)
o Images to depict the characters (2pts)
o Creativity (1-2pts)
Common Core Standards (Grade 8)
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Students may not be able to set up a proper account on farcebook.us so I would have to take a class period and have the class go to a computer room to set up their account together. Once their accounts are set up, the students are able to work from home. Ideally I would like to use this activity for students who are reading books by their own choice so they can share it with their classmates. In this scenario a student picked the book Maus and is displaying the character’s personality on the page. Students would have to pay close attention to the characters in order to make their pages. Students may have difficulty finding quotes, images, and being creative but I will allow enough class time to assist all my students in the process. JA
Here is a sample of alternative book report. JA